It’s a tough battle to continuously discipline a child and what we think we’re doing right can ultimately backfire. What’s worse – as parents, you tend to feel guilty and ashamed when nothing you do seems to work on correcting your kid’s bad behavior. Thus, we present 8 common mistakes that parents often make while disciplining their children, and the appropriate solution to rectify them.
So your little tyke is artistic! The next important question now is: how do you help your child grow to his full potential as an artist—without neglecting other areas so that he gets a balanced development?
1. Be there for your child.
Nothing beats showing your love by happily showing up for his recitals, lessons, or exhibitions. It’s important to let your artistic child
Providing challenging experiences for your child is not only a form of affection, but a way to foster important intellectual growth. The most important facets of intelligence – thinking skills, memory, creativity, and problem solving – develop at an early age. By encouraging language, thinking, and learning skills at an age when your child is learning to distinguish between abstract and concrete terms, solve problems, and make judgments, you are actually helping to increase his or her intelligence.
Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. A supportive home environment is vital to intellectual development. By incorporating learning into day to day activities, children will more likely be successful later on in their lives.
Ask your child a lot of questions. Children should know that parents care about their education. Ask what your child is currently studying in school, what his or her favorite subjects are, and what subjects he or she finds most difficult. Try to come across as being genuine – ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions tend to give off the air that you are going through the motions. Open ended questions are more likely to spark a conversation. Ask for details about your child’s day or school curriculum.
While there are parents who seem to be skeptical about the idea of homeschooling their children, nowadays, more and more are open to this concept of education. Home learning or homeschooling does away with the structured method like that of a traditional school in teaching a child.
Thorough consideration to the practicality of homeschooling takes time. Important points should be discussed
Disagreeing with your spouse over how to parent your children stems from the assumption that only one of you is “right.” But unless one of you is afflicted with moral depravity, this is certainly not true.
In fact, every child is better off having two parents with complementary parenting styles. The two of you just need to marry your differences.
Whether one takes credence in nature or nurture, it is undeniable that a child’s kin are their primary source of education during formative years. This allows parents to significantly impact their progeny’s future, by assigning them personal schedules (time on computers and television) and study timetables alike.
By aiding a child’s learning at home, one embellishes and strengthens the
Research on how music can nurture and help your child learn, has been going on for decades. When researchers delve on the Mozart Effect - the theory that listening to Mozart's music can temporarily improve performance, and perhaps even IQ - became popularized in the late 1950s, parents everywhere began to try and expose their children to more classical music.
We know that every child learn things at different speed. Some children may be ready for toilet training at two, while others are still diapering at the age of four! So, whether it is readiness to speak, brushing teeth, self-feeding or listening to instruction, each child has their own timing as to when they are ready to pick up a new skill.
Most parents will tell you how their children constantly fight and blame, hitting and screaming at each other to the point of exhaustion or using the infamous "It wasn't my fault" line. They just wish their kids would take responsibility for their actions.
But why do children blame others for everything? Maybe the more important question is what is the bestway a parent can